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S. Korean Retail Investors Buy Japanese Stocks amid Yen’s Rapid Slide

S. Korean Retail Investors Buy Japanese Stocks amid Yen’s Rapid Slide

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of South Korean retail investors are buying Japanese stocks, which are showing stable movement on the back of the recent plunge in the yen’s value. According to the Korea Securities Depository, domestic investors net purchased US$9.46 million worth of Japanese shares during the period from August [...]

S. Korean Retail Investors Dump Tesla, Open Wallets for China’s Tianqi Lithium

S. Korean Retail Investors Dump Tesla, Open Wallets for China’s Tianqi Lithium

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail investors have sold shares in electric vehicle leader Tesla Inc., while making large purchases of shares in the China-based Tianqi Lithium Corp. over the past month, data showed Monday. Local individual investors net sold US$319.9 million worth of Tesla shares during the period from July 12 [...]

Retail Investors with Shares in Foreign Luxury Brands Enjoy Higher Returns

Retail Investors with Shares in Foreign Luxury Brands Enjoy Higher Returns

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Retail investors who bought shares of foreign luxury brands such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Gucci enjoyed higher returns this year. According to data from the Korea Securities Depository, the most net-bought stock by domestic individual investors among those listed on the French stock market was Hermes International SCA. [...]

S. Korean Retail Investors Buy Chinese EV ETF, Sell Samsung and SK hynix Shares

S. Korean Retail Investors Buy Chinese EV ETF, Sell Samsung and SK hynix Shares

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail investors have been snapping up shares of electric vehicle-themed exchange traded fund (ETF) while dumping shares of Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc., data showed Sunday. The most-sold stocks by retail investors during the five weeks from Nov. 1 to Dec. 3 were the two [...]

Number of Retail Investors’ Overseas Stock Accounts Soars 74 pct in H1

Number of Retail Investors’ Overseas Stock Accounts Soars 74 pct in H1

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of overseas stock accounts held by South Korean retail investors jumped 74 percent in the first half of the year from six months earlier amid their brisk investment in foreign shares, data showed Wednesday. Local individual investors held about 3.31 million overseas stock accounts as of end-June, [...]

Trading of Blue Chip Stocks in Decimal Points Possible Next Year

Trading of Blue Chip Stocks in Decimal Points Possible Next Year

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting from next year, retail investors will be able to buy blue-chip stocks costing tens of thousands of won per share in decimal points not only from foreign stock exchanges but also at domestic ones. The Financial Services Commission (FSC), the nation’s top financial regulator, announced that it had [...]

Retail Investors Double Their Stake in Samsung Electronics in 8 Months

Retail Investors Double Their Stake in Samsung Electronics in 8 Months

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail investors have doubled their stake in Samsung Electronics Co. in eight months amid foreigners’ selling spree, data showed Thursday. Local individual investors had net-bought 394 million shares in the global tech behemoth as of Wednesday this year, or 6.6 percent of its outstanding shares, according to [...]

S. Korean Retail Investors Swoop on ‘Meme-stock’ AMC This Month

S. Korean Retail Investors Swoop on ‘Meme-stock’ AMC This Month

SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea retail investors have traded more than US$1.7 billion worth of shares in AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., one of the social media-driven meme stocks, this month, data showed Friday. Local individual investors’ transactions of shares in the top U.S. movie theater chain came to $1.76 billion in the [...]